New Mexicans affected by wildfire get tax return extension

By: - May 26, 2022 3:12 pm

Smoke from the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon fire is visible from Mora, N.M. on May 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy Santa Fe National Forest)

Residents of the five counties in New Mexico most affected by this year’s wildfires can wait until late August to file their personal or corporate income tax returns, the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department announced Thursday.

More information can be found here

Residents of Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel and Valencia counties are covered under the extensions. They are eligible if they live in the disaster areas or if their principal places of business are there, too, according to a news release.

Taxpayers in those counties who file other business returns like gross receipts, compensating and withholding tax, oil and gas tax, combined fuel tax and other excise taxes qualify for an extended filing due date of Aug. 25. 

Because of the extensions, penalties and interest will not be added, as long as returns are filed and taxes paid by the extended deadline, the department said. 

The same extension has been granted by the Internal Revenue Service for federal taxes, according to Tax and Rev. 

If you’re filing with the state using paper copies of taxes, write “wildfire extension” at the top. 

For non-electronic filers, send a letter to: 

Taxation and Revenue Department 

P.O. Box 5418 Santa Fe, NM 87502-5418 

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Patrick Lohmann
Patrick Lohmann

Patrick Lohmann has been a reporter since 2007, when he wrote stories for $15 apiece at a now-defunct tabloid in Gallup, his hometown. Since then, he's worked at UNM's Daily Lobo, the Albuquerque Journal and the Syracuse Post-Standard.